Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque: new John MacColl photo helps to highlight an old classic

Published: January 31, 2013

With a never before published photograph of the composer, Jim McGillivray continues his exclusive series with John MacColl’s classic, ” Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque,” one of the greatest marches composed by perhaps the greatest march-creator in history. Subscribers to pipes|drums can see images of MacColl and the Loch Rosque estate, and enjoy instructional scores and sound files of McGillivray on the Deger pipe, as well as the actual manuscript of “Arthur Bignold” written by MacColl’s own hand.

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